Sunday proved to be a telling night for many in the industry with more than a few lessons dished out by viewers.
If there was a standout performer it was Midsomer Murders on the ABC, with 1.26m viewers winning its slot and thumping the commercial competition. Nine’s Rescue: Special Ops slipped alarmingly to 878,000 in only its fourth week. The show is already set for repeat on daytimes next weekend.
As Lincoln Lewis was voted out from Dancing with the Stars (1.35m), Seven defeated Domestic Blitz 1.14m / 60 Minutes 1.04m and Australian Idol‘s 1.08m. TEN takes comfort in Idol winning the key demos, even though it slipped back further than last week.
Even Stephen Fry in America outrated Idol and 60 Minutes, nabbing 1.12m. That helped ABC push to a 20.8% share over TEN’s 19.9%.
Meanwhile everyone was waiting for the first breakout figures for GO! with its top shows being The Big Bang Theory on 204,000 and Wipeout‘s 169,000.
On a tough night GO! took a 2.8% share and 3.9% in 25-54. The real test will be mid-week when Survivor airs.
More analysis on GO! to come…